Drake (musician)

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Drake performing at the Polson Pier in Toronto, 2011.
Born Aubrey Drake Graham
(1986-10-24) October 24, 1986 (age 31)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Net worth US$100 million[1]
Musical career
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • actor
Years active 1994–present (acting)
2006–present (rapping)[2]
  • OVO Sound
  • Young Money
  • Cash Money
  • Republic
Associated acts
Website drakeofficial.com

Aubrey Drake Graham (born October 24, 1986) is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor who has sold over five million album copies. He was born in Toronto, Ontario. He was the character Jimmy Brooks for eight seasons on the television show Degrassi: The Next Generation.

Drake has worked with a lot of other musicians. Drake collaborated with Rihanna on the number-one singles "What's My Name?" (2010) and "Work" (2016). He also rapped on "Moment 4 Life" (2011) by Nicki Minaj. "Moment 4 Life" was nominated for a 2012 Grammy Award in the category Best Rap Performance.[3] His third album Take Care won the award for Best Rap Album at the 2013 Grammy Awards.[4]

On September 30, 2015, he was named as the "global ambassador" for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA).[5]

In 2016, he released Views, an album that was an iTunes exclusive at first. His single "One Dance" became his first number-one single on the US Billboard Hot 100 as a main artist. Throughout 2016, he dated singer-actress Jennifer Lopez on-and-off.

On March 18, 2017, Drake released More Life, which he referred to as a "playlist" instead of an album. The lead single, "Fake Love", reached the top ten in countries worldwide.

Albums[change | change source]

Year Album
2010 Thank Me Later
2011 Take Care
2013 Nothing Was the Same
2015 If You're Reading This It's Too Late
2017 More Life

References[change | change source]

  1. "Drake's Net Worth: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know". Danilo Castro. heavy. March 4, 2017. Retrieved September 2, 2017. 
  2. "Drake". Biography.com. A+E Television Networks, LLC. 7 January 2013. 
  3. "Grammys 2012: Rap and hip-hop nominees/winners". CBC Music. Retrieved 2015-10-21. 
  4. "Grammys 2013: Drake's 'Take Care' wins in rap album category". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2015-10-21. 
  5. "From rapper to Raptor, Drake takes on new role". NBA. Retrieved 2015-10-21. 

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